09 December 2019

Krafty Tips and Tuts - Making a tag from scratch!

Good morning everyone!  Krafty Girl Melany here and today I have a photo tutorial of my process on making a tag. So grab a drink and kraft along with me.

1) Get everything you'll need

2) Using Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock, I cut a 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 rectangle

3) To make equal corners on my tag, I cut the first one, then I flip it and use it as model to cut the second one

4) Using the PERFECT PLAID stencil I applied YUMMY YELLOW  hybrid ink!

5) Then, I shifted the stencil a bit and applied PRETTY IN PINK hybrid ink!

6) Now, it's time for making some embellishment
a) I'm using the HOLLY stencil and a pencil to trace 3 leaves

b) I colored the leaves using BG10-BG72-BG18. Then, I outlined them with a black marker and added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella brush

7) I used the LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE stamp set for my sentiment

a) First, I embossed "SPARKLE" in gold and outlined it to make it pop

b) Then, I stamped in black, directly on the tag, "LET YOUR LIGHT"

8) I glued my sentiment on a sticker tag to make it pop even more and to ground it. I added some foam behind "SPARKLE" to cast an interesting shadow and add dimension

9) I embellished with my HOLLY leaves and some punched ones

10) I inked my reinforcement sticker with the PRETTY IN PINK ink and added twine

11) Time for finishing touches: mini Christmas lights, stickers and LOVELY DOTS

Here's the final result!

I hope you had fun making a tag with me. Can't wait to see yours!
Have a very good day!


  1. The plaid background looks wonderful and different!!

  2. Lovely stencilled pattern and layering of the elements, the mini Christmas lights are the cutest!

  3. That is awesome, thanks for the step by step tutorial!!

  4. Beautiful tag! Thanks for all the tips you shared!